DIY Wooden Pallet Sign – Christmas Gift

This year once again I joined Christmas gift exchange with my officemates. It’s kind of a yearly event here where I live, no matter what beliefs we have, everybody is down to the Christmas gift exchange.

How is it done here might be different. We practice ‘lucky draw’ like whoever name I pulled out, I need to prepare a present for that person. This year I got a beautiful girl that just joined us as an intern her name is Yi Peng.

I honestly don’t really know her well because she just joined us few weeks ago but when I showed her my previous DIY projects, she loved it.

So I decided to make her the wood pallet sign with her name on it.

and  I’m also so excited to show you guys my new logo…… 🙂

List of Supplies:

  1. Wooden Pallet
  2. Acrylic Paint
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Sticker paper
  5. Printer
  6. Jute Rope
  7. Wooden Nails
  8. Glitters
  9. Wooden Glue

img_2945Firstly, the wooden pallet.

Measurement :

Big board: Height 4 Inch
Width 14 Inch

Small board: Height 2 Inch
Width 7 Inch

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The original color of this wooden pallet wasn’t attractive enough. So, I painted with Teak color from wood varnish paint to make it more attractive. I actually I’m looking for Walnut color but the hardware store near house my doesn’t have it. So yeah, I just go with Teak color.

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The only thing I don’t know about this paint is, it’s so sticky and it takes the longer time to dry. like, I need a day to make sure it’s really dry but once it dries, I’m extremely happy because the color is so beautiful.

img_3110It is time to attach altogether by using wooden nails

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There you go. It looks nice, right?

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and now nailed this jute rope at the back of it. To get this rope, urgh… I tell is not easy. I had to go to 5 different hardware stores to get this rope. I don’t know why is so hard to get this type of rope here. I really need this type of rope because it looks classy. don’t you think guys?

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For an extra support, I apply wooden glue to make sure the rope strongly sticks to the wood.

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Now for the Name. Printed the name in your preference calligraphy and carefully remove only the black color.

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Stick the sticky paper to the pallet and decorate the alphabets. Sprayed the alphabets with glue by using adhesive spray then pour the glitter onto alphabets. I prefer golden glitter so the words stand out a bit.

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wait until it dries, gently remove the sticky paper.

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Next step is the decoration. I make felt flowers to decorate the pallet.

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and here walla! the finish look. what do you think guys?

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Yipeng loved it so much. She was so shocked when the first time she saw the present. I’m so happy that she smiles.

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If you guys have any questions leave it in the comment below. I’ll reply as soon as I can. If you wanna see her reaction when she opened her Christmas gift please follow me on facebook.

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Thank you so much, guys.

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